Juniper jumps into access control
Juniper Networks announced the availability of its Enterprise Infranet Controller, an end-point security and network access control system built on the policy and control engine of its Secure Access SSL VPN products. The heart of the product is the Infranet Controller appliance, which pushes an on-demand host-checking Infranet Agent to each connecting client and makes access policy decisions based on user role and current state of the host system. Noncompliant end points, such as those lacking anti-virus or firewall software, can be steered to a remediation site or security zones on the network. The Infranet Agent, as well as any Juniper firewall updated with ScreenOS 5.3, can handle enforcement.
Juniper Infranet Controller 4000 and 6000 appliances, Juniper Networks
Fast desktop search gets personal
Fast Search & Transfer, an enterprise search player, has thrown its hat into the crowded desktop-search ring. The company introduced The Fast Personal Search Platform, an extensible framework that can tie into back-end apps and Web search. Based on the Fast enterprise search technology, Fast PSP is a customizable platform that includes APIs for connecting to apps such as CRM and ERP and for embedding proprietary features. PSP uses techniques such as entity extraction, query operators, and advanced navigation to search text, data, e-mail, audio, images, and video.
Fast PSP, Fast Search & Transfer
MySQL’s 5.0 Makeover
MySQL has shipped a major upgrade to its open source database. New features in MySQL 5.0 include stored procedures and SQL functions that are designed to embed business logic in the database and improve performance. Also new are Triggers for enforcing business rules at the database level; a pluggable storage engine; and a migration toolkit. MySQL 5.0 can be downloaded at dev.mysql.com.
MySQL 5.0 MySQL
Systinet Eases Web Services Construction
Systinet has shipped Version 6.0 of its Systinet Server product family for building Java and C++ Web services. Improvements aim to make it easier to develop, test, debug, and deploy business services. Services can be used as part of an SOA or embedded by ISVs in software products. Also featured is a free companion product, Systinet Developer for Eclipse 6.0, for building Web services from within the Eclipse IDE. Pricing starts at $5,000 per CPU.
Systinet Server 6.0, Systinet